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Emero, Don

Emero, Don, born October 5th, 1932 in Gloucester, Massachusetts, died August 20th, 2011. Don was a resident of Fountain Valley, Ca for forty years. Don is survived by his wife Pepita, his children Diane, Donna, Donald, and Denise, Step children Teresita and Diego Pombo, his brother Zeke and sister Lois, 9 grandchildren, 3 Step grandchildren and 1 great granddaughter. Don was preceded in death by his first wife, Ann. Don had a brilliant career in Aerospace Engineering holding many prestigious positions including Chief Engineer of the Space Shuttle Program at Rockwell/Boeing. Don was awarded the Distinguished Public Service Medal which is the top award presented by NASA to a civilian for his leadership and contribution to government aeronautics and space administration. Don also received the coveted Silver Snoopy award from the Space Shuttle crew because of his contributions to their flight mission.

The funeral mass will be held on Monday, August 29, 2011, 10 AM at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church located at 8345 Talbert Ave, Huntington Beach, CA. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Alzheimer's Association of OC at 17771 Cowan, Ste 200 Irvine, CA 92614.